Teaching at a boarding school is different from teaching anywhere else. It is a way of life more than it is a job. And within boarding schools, part of what makes Deerfield distinctive is the care and time we put into our students. In addition to creating rigorous learning environments in the classroom, Deerfield faculty spend time with students in the dormitories, on the playing fields, at sit-down meals, in advisory sessions, and in many other contexts. This repeated bringing together of people is a substantial part of what makes a Deerfield education so meaningful.
Situated in the Pioneer Valley, surrounded by bucolic fields and adjacent to a wandering river and miles of hiking, running, and riding trails, Deerfield Academy offers a rigorous and collegial work environment surrounded by distinctive natural beauty. And, with five colleges a short drive away (Amherst College, Mt Holyoke College, Smith College, Hampshire College, and UMass-Amherst) as well as the (cozy) city of Northampton, Deerfield is within close reach of a wide variety of cultural arts and entertainment opportunities.